New Alaska Native Advisory Board

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

PLEASE SHARE: Calling all who are interested in improving the health and
wellness of our AK Native Youth!
Wáa sá i yatee! (Hello!)
Are you a community member interested in teens and youth?Tell us what you think!Alaska Native tribal health consortium (ANTHC) and the Division of Community Health Services HIV/STD Program Services are forming an Alaska Native Advisory Board to listen and engage community members starting with a one-day meeting in Anchorage.

Who:

Elders, adults and youth (high school and up- exceptions can be made if you feel the youth is an exceptional candidate).

For the advisory board, we would like to have engaged community members from all over Alaska who are interested in Alaska Native youth and teens.

What:

The It’s Your Game- Keep it Real! program is an innovative approach targeted for Alaska Native and American Indian 7th and 8th graders. The program is an internet-based HIV/STI (sexually transmitted infections) and unplanned pregnancy prevention program designed to help youth deal with peer pressure about sex, drugs, and alcohol. It may help prevent unplanned teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) for youth who become sexually active.

The advisory board members are asked to give guidance, input, and feedback about the It’s Your Game program at the one day meeting in Anchorage.

Later on through telecommunications, meetings will be held to give guidance and feedback on other projects ANTHC is doing regarding youth and teen wellness and prevention.

 

When:

The first meeting will be June 13th, 2012 at the BP Energy Center in Anchorage, AK. (Travel, stay, and meals will be covered.) Follow up meetings will be arranged that day and will be over phone or internet.

Why:

We believe that to have healthy and sustainable Alaska Native communities and help reduce the rates of unplanned teen pregnancy and STD/STIs that community involvement and Alaska Native voices are required.

If you are interested in serving on the board, please fill out the online survey (bit.ly/K83MQF) and contact me ASAP prior to May 18th, 2010 at 907-729-3927 or via email at tnrevels@anthc.org. If you do not have access to the internet, please call me and we can arrange to do the survey over the phone.

If someone you know is interested in serving on the board, please have them contact me ASAP, share this letter of information with them, and have them fill out the survey.

If you have any questions, let me know.

Gunalchéesh! (Thank you!)

Taija Revels, BS
Tlingit

STI Program Research Associate
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Phone: 907-729-3927  Email: tnrevels@anthc.org


This program is for individuals who primarily reside in Alaska. Those attending school out of state, have part time residency, or other similar circumstances may still apply.

EDIT:
Here is the official information letter sent out to download and print: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B9kUG_fvrwjSRG9sQ21XcXdtZVE

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NIYG Logo Options: Cast Your Vote!

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Vote on our logo! This logo is for our new sexual health and peer pressure education program for Alaska Native and American Indian youth. We need YOUR input!
Vote HERE (http://bit.ly/LOOcbR)

Vote on our logo! This logo is for our new sexual health and peer pressure education program for Alaska Native and American Indian youth. We need YOUR input!

Vote HERE (http://bit.ly/LOOcbR)

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Gonorrhea Rates in the Nation

iknowmine staff - Monday, May 14, 2012
plannedparenthood:
“ Sometimes being above average isn’t such a good thing. Wondering if you should get tested? The Check will help you figure out if your nether bits should be screened for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV. Check it out.
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Fellow AK...

plannedparenthood:

Sometimes being above average isn’t such a good thing. Wondering if you should get tested? The Check will help you figure out if your nether bits should be screened for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or HIV. Check it out.

via menshealthmag

Fellow AK Native teens! Our rates for gonorrhea outrageous. Out of all the cases in AK, over 70% occurred in Alaska Natives and almost 50% of those were diagnosed in people 24 and under!

Get free and confidential testing mailed to you anywhere in the state of Alaska here.

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Wellness Exam Checklist for Women

iknowmine staff - Monday, May 14, 2012
plannedparenthood:
“ It’s National Women’s Health Week. Use this nifty checklist to see what you should ask your health care provider about, then call your local Planned Parenthood health center to schedule your next check up.
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plannedparenthood:

It’s National Women’s Health Week. Use this nifty checklist to see what you should ask your health care provider about, then call your local Planned Parenthood health center to schedule your next check up.

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Obama Supports Marriage Equality

iknowmine staff - Friday, May 11, 2012
I will say in the president’s statement yesterday, he cited that the reason this evolution happened — and I do believe passionately it was a true evolution. The reason he came around, if you will, is because gays and lesbians somehow became interwoven into his consciousness and his life, whether by people making pilgrimages to the white house like I did to share my story with the administration or a more natural organic way. His kids go to school with people who have same sex parents. When the storytelling and when lives are interwoven into a person’s life, it’s awfully hard to not understand love.

- Chely Wright on Obama’s change of heart in supporting marriage equality (via hellyeahscarleteen)

Story telling is a big part of Alaska Native life. How has storytelling changed your perspective in life on a subject?

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Follow IKM's Blog on Tumblr!

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Welcome to the brand new Tumblr of I Know Mine, an interactive sexual health website created with and for Alaska youth. On this site, get accurate sexual health information, ask experts questions, order condoms and listen to other youth speak about...

Welcome to the brand new Tumblr of I Know Mine, an interactive sexual health website created with and for Alaska youth. On this site, get accurate sexual health information, ask experts questions, order condoms and listen to other youth speak about sexual health issues.

I Know Mine also provides information that address the health of the whole individual: body, mind, spirit, and community that is not in conflict with the traditional values of Alaska Native peoples.

I Know Mine (iknowmine.org) is managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Community Health Services STD Program. Our goal is to promote sexual health knowledge. Our mission is to provide truthful and accurate sexual health information free of bias, agenda, or politics for Alaska Native Youth in order for them to be in control of their own health.

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